LA Angels of Anaheim
2014 Avg.
.270
 
Career Avg.
.319
Name  Albert Pujols
Born  1/16/1980
Height  6-3
Weight  230
Number  5
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot7/9/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has gone 12-for-25 (.480) with three homers and 10 RBI in his last six games.
Insight: Pujols has rediscovered his home run stroke after hitting just two round-trippers in June. He's fifth in the AL with 20 homers and tied for eighth with 60 RBI.
 
7/1/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols homered Tuesday at Chicago.
Insight: He hit just two home runs in June after putting up 14 in the first two months of the season. Pujols has a career-low fly-ball rate and a career-high infield fly-ball rate, so he's batting just .244 on balls in play and .259 overall.
 
7/1/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols is probable for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a groin injury, but its an unfavorable matchup which fantasy owners should avoid.
Insight: Considering he's just 1-for-9 against Tuesday's first game starter. Hector Noesi, he could easily sit this one out. Fantasy owners can't start him anyway based on this unfavorable matchup.
 
6/30/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols was questionable for Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a groin injury, but is in the starting lineup.
Insight: Considering he's just 1-for-9 against Monday's starter. Hector Noesi, he could have easily sat this one out. Fantasy owners can't start him anyway based on this unfavorable matchup.
 
6/30/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols is questionable for Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a groin injury.
Insight: Considering he's just 1-for-9 against Monday's starter. Hector Noesi, he'll probably sit this one out. Fantasy owners can't start him anyway based on this unfavorable matchup.
 
6/27/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols is a career .316 hitter with four extra-base hits against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: We're excited about Pujols on Friday because he's in a good matchup and the wind in Kansas City will be blowing out to left field at 15-20 mph. That's a favorable combination.
 
6/26/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols belted three hits in Thursday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: Even with five hits in his last nine at bats, Pujols is still hitting just .262 with a .795 OPS. Pujols continues to be useful in fantasy but he's no longer a first-round value.
 
6/26/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols is a career .526 hitter (10-for-19) with four doubles and three home runs against Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: After a productive April, Pujols has failed to help fantasy owners in May and June. Pujols is batting .250 for the month and hit just two homers in 20 games. He's been dealing with a tight back of late, but we expect much more from the future Hall of Fame first baseman.
 
6/21/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols will take a seat Saturday versus Texas. SOURCE: Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com
Insight: He's dealing with a tight back. Pujols (.255, 16 HR, 44 RBI) has slowed down considerably since his sizzling April, batting just .240 over his last 175 at bats. Efren Navarro (.310, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will handle things at first base.
 
6/20/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hasn't seen many pitchers he can't hit, but apparently Joe Saunders is one of the few.
Insight: Pujols is hitless in 11 at-bats against Saunders. Pujols started the season strong, slipped in May and has still not recovered to his earlier level, though he's batting .348 over the past week. It's best to avoid him Friday.
 
6/15/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 3-for-6 with a double, a homer and four RBI Saturday against the Braves.
Insight: Pujols has produced 16 doubles and 16 homers in 294 plate appearances this season, but he has to sacrifice average to hit for power these days. His line-drive rate is a career-low 16.1 percent and he has career highs with a 46.1 percent ground-ball rate and a 19.5 percent infield-fly-ball rate. As a result, he's hitting .235 on balls in play and .255 overall.
 
6/14/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols is a career .538 hitter with two homers and eight RBI in 13 at-bats against Braves starter Gavin Floyd.
Insight: Pujols has cooled after a hot start and is hitting .249 with a .786 OPS this season, though he does have 15 homers, 37 RBI and 35 runs. We still like him in this favorable matchup.
 
6/13/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols is a career .342 hitter with five homers and 16 RBI in 79 at-bats against Braves right-hander Aaron Harang.
Insight: Pujols has cooled after a hot start and is hitting .249 with a .790 OPS this season, though he does have 15 homers, 35 RBI and 35 runs. We still like him in this favorable matchup.
 
6/11/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols has doubled six times and batted .421 in 19 at-bats against Athletics starter Tommy Milone.
Insight: Pujols hasn't had a multi-hit game since May 24 and is hitting .245 with a .783 OPS this season, though he does have 15 homers, 35 RBI and 35 runs. He should be used Wednesday with Milone on the mound for Oakland.
 
6/9/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols is 5-for-7 with a 1.893 OPS against Oakland starter Jesse Chavez.
Insight: Pujols started the season with a bang, but his May was less than acceptable for fantasy owners, batting just .234 with a .732 OPS. He's been even worse in June (4-for-27 with one home run) and isn't a must start anymore.
 
5/31/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols is 7-for-16 with six doubles and a 1.283 OPS against Oakland starter Tommy Milone.
Insight: Pujols has played a lot of games this season and he could be a little tired based on his .105 batting average over the past five games (2-for-19). Pujols leads the Angels in home runs (14) and is second on the team in slugging percentage (.519) and RBI (32).
 
5/29/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols is getting the night off Thursday against Seattle. SOURCE: Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Pujols hasn't had a day off all season so he was due for a rest. Though Pujols no longer hits for a high average (.262 in 210 at bats), he leads the Angels in home runs (14) and is second on the team in slugging percentage (.529) and RBI (32).
 
5/28/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has a .207 average in 29 career at-bats against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Pujols is tied for fifth in the majors with 14 home runs so it doesn't matter that he hasn't hit for a high average (.262). Avoid him in daily leagues with Hernandez on the mound Wednesday.
 
5/18/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols clobbered a pair of home runs Sunday in a win against the Rays.
Insight: Pujols' second homer was the 504th of his MLB career. That ties him with Eddie Murray for 25th on the all-time home run list. Next up is Gary Sheffield at 509. Pujols is tied for second in the AL with 12 jacks this season.
 
Cold5/14/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols broke out of a 1-for-25 (.040) slump with two hits in five at-bats Wednesday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Pujols' average dropped from .302 to .260 during the frigid stretch. He's up to .264 after Wednesday's game.